British Embassy in Tehran statement

01 December 2011

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague, made a statement in the House of Commons on Wednesday 30 November on the attack on the British embassy in Tehran, Iran.


The Foreign Secretary's statement follows the vandalisation and looting of the British Embassy compound that took place on Tuesday 29 November. In response, the Government has announced the closure of the Iranian embassy in London and that all Iranian diplomatic staff must leave the United Kingdom.

Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Douglas Alexander, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find current parliamentary material on Iran in the Topics and News sections.

Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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